• a vineyard or single estate where grapes are grown and wine is produced. The word traditionally referred to a product from the fine wine producers of the Bordeaux region of France, but it can be used on a label of French wine from any authentic vineyard that traditionally used the term. The property referred to may or may not have a fine residence that might justify the name ‘château’ (castle or stately home). Spelt chateau, without the circumflex accent, the term is also used in the US in the names of some wineries.